Saudis return to "destroy the Jews" call in Friday sermons on government TV
[IMRA: After taking a week off form the weekly call on Saudi government
television for death to the Jews and support for the mujahidin, Saudi
government television returns to its traditional calls. It is noteworthy
that the Saudi government plans to broadcast an English translation of the
weekly sermons, that include the calls for death to the Jews and other
nonbelievers (e.g. Christians) on a satellite feed to spread their message
around the world. There is no indication that President Bush, who as a
believing Christian, is also an "infidel" in Saudi eyes, qualifies for a
special exception from these calls for the defeat of the infidels.]
The following are FBIS (a US government service) translations from 12 July
#1 Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1 in Arabic, official television station
of the Saudi Government, at 0939 GMT carries a 24-minute live sermon
from the holy mosque in Mecca.
Shaykh Usamah Bin-Abdallah Khayyat delivers the sermon...
Concluding, the imam prays to God: "O God, strengthen Islam and
Muslims; protect Islam; destroy the enemies of Islam, the tyrants and the
corrupt; unify the ranks of Muslims, and guide the steps of their leaders."
He goes on: "O God, give support to the mujahidin for the sake of your
religion everywhere. O God, help them score victory for the sake of your
religion everywhere. O God, support them and give them victory. O God,
destroy the tyrant Jews. O God, deal with the Jews and their supporters.
O God destroy them for they are within your power."
#2 Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabic TV2 in Arabic, official television
station of the Saudi Government, at 0937 GMT carries a 23-minute live sermon
from the holy mosque in Medina.
Shaykh Abd-al-Bari al-Thubayti delivers the sermon. ...
Concluding, the imam prays to God: "O God strengthen Islam and
Muslims, humiliate infidelity and infidels, and destroy the unbelievers,
your enemies, the enemies of Islam. O God, give safety to this country
and to the countries of Muslims." He goes on: "O God, protect Muslims
in Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and Chechnya. O God, help the
mujahidin elevate Your word everywhere, strengthen them, and unify their